Evicting a Commercial Tenant in New York

Eviction is the court-ordered removal of a tenant from a residential rental property by a landlord. A landlord must have a valid reason to evict said tenant. Tenants can be evicted for breach of contract, property damage, nonpayment of rent, or refusing to move once a lease has expired. Commercial tenants, however, don’t have as many protections as those in residences. However, they have more protection in New York than in many other states.

The Legal Process in New York

In the state of New York, a landlord must follow a specific process even if the tenant is a commercial tenant. The process begins with a demand for rent and a petition. After this, a notice of the proceeding and the service of the proceeding is required. From there, the commercial tenant can dispute the eviction, request additional time, or request that the court stays the eviction entirely.

A commercial lease can be much different than that of a residential property lease. Because of this, it’s important to hire an experienced commercial real estate lawyer who understands eviction laws in the state of New York. If you’re evicting a commercial tenant or are facing eviction yourself, an experienced lawyer can represent and guide you through the process, or create defenses against this eviction. If you don’t follow the specific eviction process, the tenant can dispute the process and may be able to stop the eviction process.

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